Chiropractic Care

John Pinto, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Advanced Wellness of Westfield

John Pinto, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Chiropractic Care Specialist
There are sometimes misunderstandings or preconceptions about what chiropractic care is all about. While providing short-term pain relief for conditions such as back pain is a key component, Dr. John P. Pinto of Advanced Wellness of Westfield in Westfield, New Jersey, provides preventive care as well. Call for an appointment today, and he’ll show you how chiropractic treatment promotes overall wellness throughout your life.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

by John Pinto, D.C.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline concentrating on musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders and their effects on a patient’s overall health. It’s hands-on and drug-free approach that’s complementary to other forms of health care. Chiropractic doctors are skilled medical diagnosticians who readily refer patients to other health care providers when chiropractic treatment isn’t the best option for a condition. Chiropractic care is conservative and non-invasive, focusing on the mechanics and mobility of the body, aiming to restore balance and encouraging its natural healing systems. More than simply spinal adjustments, chiropractic care also uses therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, massage, nutrition counseling, and a range of other treatments and therapies that support the natural healing philosophy.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free treatment for neuromusculoskeletal disorders. There’s very little risk involved with chiropractic treatment. Pain relief is often immediate for conditions suited to chiropractic care. Occasionally, stiffness, soreness, and aches may follow a treatment, as though the patient has done some form of exercise. These effects typically dissipate within a day, and the treated condition sees improvement.

Some people are uncomfortable about the sound or feeling of the “cracking” associated with spinal manipulation. This noise, called joint cavitation, is sometimes a byproduct of spinal manipulation. Bubbles of nitrogen gas are released from spaces between joints, creating the sound. The cracking sound isn’t needed for an effective adjustment, and there are many treatment techniques that reduce the chance of joint cavitation occurring.

How are chiropractic adjustments performed?

Traditionally, chiropractic adjustments and joint mobilizations are performed manually, though assistive devices are often used. The various twists, turns, and stretches performed are chosen based on the complaint being treated and a preliminary examination of joint condition. Dr. Pinto adapts the procedures to each patient’s needs and current condition.

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